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By admin: Jan. 16, 2023

1. India’s Anahat Singh Wins Girls’ U-15 Title in British Junior Open

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India’s Anahat Singh Wins GirlsIndia's Anahat Singh won the Girls Under-15 squash title at one of the most prestigious tournaments of the season, the British Junior Open, in Birmingham, UK.

An overview of the news

  • Delhi's Anahat Singh defeated Egypt's Sohela Hazem 3-1 in the final.

  • The British Junior Open is held every year in January in the UK where all the best players from around the world compete to win the coveted title.

  • The win makes Anahat the most successful Indian player in the British Junior Open.

  • It was her third final in the world's most prestigious squash tournament.

  • Anahat, who represented India at the Commonwealth Games in August 2022, has reached the finals in all three of her appearances at the British Junior Open.

  • She has won two gold medals and one silver in three appearances which is the highest medal tally by any Indian in the British Junior Open across all categories.

  • She has also won the Scottish Junior Open to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from December 28-30, 2022 in Girls Under-17 categories.

By admin: Jan. 16, 2023

2. Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won Bangkok Open tennis title

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Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won Bangkok Open tennis titleTop seeded Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won the Bangkok Open title. This is their sixth title together on the ATP Challenger Tour.

An overview of the news

  • Bhambri-Saket, playing their seventh final as a pair, beat Indonesian Christopher Rungkat and Australian Akira Santillan 2-6, 7-6, 14-12.

  • The match between the two pairs lasted for one hour and 50 minutes.

  • Last year, the Indian pair made it to six Challenger finals and won five of them.

  • With this win, the 28-year-old Yuki can achieve a career-best ATP ranking of 90 in doubles, while the 35-year-old Saketh can move up to 74.

  • They will next compete at the Australian Open—the first Grand Slam of the season—where he has been given a wild card entry.

By admin: Jan. 16, 2023

3. Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won Bangkok Open tennis title

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Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won Bangkok Open tennis titleTop seeded Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won the Bangkok Open title. This is their sixth title together on the ATP Challenger Tour.

An overview of the news

  • Bhambri-Saket, playing their seventh final as a pair, beat Indonesian Christopher Rungkat and Australian Akira Santillan 2-6, 7-6, 14-12.

  • The match between the two pairs lasted for one hour and 50 minutes.

  • Last year, the Indian pair made it to six Challenger finals and won five of them.

  • With this win, the 28-year-old Yuki can achieve a career-best ATP ranking of 90 in doubles, while the 35-year-old Saketh can move up to 74.

  • They will next compete at the Australian Open—the first Grand Slam of the season—where he has been given a wild card entry.

By admin: Jan. 12, 2023

4. ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month for December 2022

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On 11 January, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ICC Player of the Month Awards for December 2022, with England's rising star batsman Harry Brook and Australia's Ashley Gardner winning the ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month awards respectively.

An Overview of the news

  • Two other contenders in the race for the Men's Player of the Month award for December 2022 were Pakistan's star batsman Babar Azam and Australia's Travis Head, whom Brooke won the award.

Harry Brook's performance

  • The 23-year-old Brook scored 468 runs in three matches in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan. England won the series 3–0 in which Brook made his important contribution.

Ashley Gardner's performance

  • Gardner won the award after his impressive individual performance in the series against India in December 2022. He received this award leaving behind Charlie Dean of England and Suzie Bates of New Zealand.

ICC Player of the Month' winners (October-December 2022)

Month        

Women's Winner

Men's Winner

October         

Nida Dar (Pakistan)

Virat Kohli (India)

November         

Sidra Amin (Pakistan)

Jos Buttler (England)

December         

Ashley Gardner (Aus)

Harry Brook (England)

ICC Awards of the Year:

The ICC Awards of the Year were started in the year 2004. In which the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year are given.


By admin: Jan. 12, 2023

5. ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month for December 2022

Tags: Sports Sports News

On 11 January, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ICC Player of the Month Awards for December 2022, with England's rising star batsman Harry Brook and Australia's Ashley Gardner winning the ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month awards respectively.

An Overview of the news

  • Two other contenders in the race for the Men's Player of the Month award for December 2022 were Pakistan's star batsman Babar Azam and Australia's Travis Head, whom Brooke won the award.

Harry Brook's performance

  • The 23-year-old Brook scored 468 runs in three matches in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan. England won the series 3–0 in which Brook made his important contribution.

Ashley Gardner's performance

  • Gardner won the award after his impressive individual performance in the series against India in December 2022. He received this award leaving behind Charlie Dean of England and Suzie Bates of New Zealand.

ICC Player of the Month' winners (October-December 2022)

Month        

Women's Winner

Men's Winner

October         

Nida Dar (Pakistan)

Virat Kohli (India)

November         

Sidra Amin (Pakistan)

Jos Buttler (England)

December         

Ashley Gardner (Aus)

Harry Brook (England)

ICC Awards of the Year:

The ICC Awards of the Year were started in the year 2004. In which the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year are given.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

6. France captain Hugo Lloris announces retirement from international football

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France team captain Hugo Lloris announced on 9 January his decision to retire from international football at the age of 36.

An overview of the news

  • He took this decision three weeks after losing the final against Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

  • Lloris made his international debut in November 2008 at the age of 21 in a friendly match against Uruguay. He is also the most capped player forFrance in the World Cup.

  • He surpassed Lillian Thuram's record of 142 matches. Lloris represented the France team in 145 matches.

  • In the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, France lost the match toArgentina in a penalty shootout after a 3–3 draw through full time and then extra time.

  • Argentina won the shootout over France 4–2.

  • Hugo Lloris is the fourth captain to lead his team to two consecutive World Cup finals. This feat was first achieved by Karl Heinz Rumeneige of Germany.

  • Legendary footballer Diego Maradona also led Argentina to two consecutive World Cup finals under his captaincy.

  • Lloris has represented France in four World Cups and three Euro Cups and captained Les Blues to the World Cup trophy in 2018.

By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

7. France captain Hugo Lloris announces retirement from international football

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France team captain Hugo Lloris announced on 9 January his decision to retire from international football at the age of 36.

An overview of the news

  • He took this decision three weeks after losing the final against Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

  • Lloris made his international debut in November 2008 at the age of 21 in a friendly match against Uruguay. He is also the most capped player forFrance in the World Cup.

  • He surpassed Lillian Thuram's record of 142 matches. Lloris represented the France team in 145 matches.

  • In the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, France lost the match toArgentina in a penalty shootout after a 3–3 draw through full time and then extra time.

  • Argentina won the shootout over France 4–2.

  • Hugo Lloris is the fourth captain to lead his team to two consecutive World Cup finals. This feat was first achieved by Karl Heinz Rumeneige of Germany.

  • Legendary footballer Diego Maradona also led Argentina to two consecutive World Cup finals under his captaincy.

  • Lloris has represented France in four World Cups and three Euro Cups and captained Les Blues to the World Cup trophy in 2018.

By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

8. Welsh footballer Gareth Bale retires from international, club football

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Walsh legendary football player Gareth Bale announced his retirement on 9 January. At the age of just 33, he has announced his retirement from club and international football.

An overview of the news

  • Bale is one of Wales' greatest ever players. He played record matches for his country and also made many records in terms of scoring goals.

  • He was instrumental in helping Wales win two European Championships. With this, he led his team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and also to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

  • The Los Angeles forward has played for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid.

  • He played his last match during Wales' World Cup group stage match with England on 29 November.

  • Bell played in the forward position and was part of Wales' squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He also played the previous season in Major League Soccer for Los Angeles FC.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

9. Welsh footballer Gareth Bale retires from international, club football

Tags: Sports Sports News

Walsh legendary football player Gareth Bale announced his retirement on 9 January. At the age of just 33, he has announced his retirement from club and international football.

An overview of the news

  • Bale is one of Wales' greatest ever players. He played record matches for his country and also made many records in terms of scoring goals.

  • He was instrumental in helping Wales win two European Championships. With this, he led his team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and also to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

  • The Los Angeles forward has played for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid.

  • He played his last match during Wales' World Cup group stage match with England on 29 November.

  • Bell played in the forward position and was part of Wales' squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He also played the previous season in Major League Soccer for Los Angeles FC.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

10. Khelo India Youth Games 2022 torch, theme song and mascot unveiled

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State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the mascot and theme song for the fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games to be hosted by Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news

  • The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is 'Asha'. While the theme song is 'Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do...' sung by famous singer Shaan.

  • The torch of Khelo India Youth Games was named Amarkantak, on which the figure of Maa Narmada is also engraved.

  • On this occasion, CM Shivraj announced to give Rs 5 lakh for sports training to the sportspersons who have won medals in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympics and to give direct DSP posts to the players who have won medals.

Khelo India Youth Games 2022

  • The Games will be hosted in Madhya Pradesh from 31 January 2023 to 11 February 2023.

  • For the first time water sports namely Kayaking Canoeing, Canoe Salaam and Fencing will be part of this edition of Khelo India Games.

  • It will be organised in eight different cities of the state.

  • The eight host cities designated are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

  • The 4th Khelo India Youth Games was held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula (Haryana) from 4 to 13 June, while some matches were also played in Chandigarh.

Khelo India Youth Games winners list

Edition

Host City

Winner    

Runner-up

2018

New Delhi

Haryana

Maharashtra

2019

Pune

Maharashtra

Haryana

2020

Guwahati

Maharashtra

Haryana

2021

Panchkula

Haryana

Maharashtra